This page is like my wedding registry, except I'm not getting married. This is where I will list the things that I want but can't afford, just on the offchance that someone somewhere wants to buy me a present. Hey, doesn't hurt to be hopeful, does it?
Generally, the items listed on this page will be items which are not so much essential for my travels, but rather a cost associated with my sharing those travels with you, via this website.
1)Thanks to the kindness of readers from all around the world, the WISHLIST is quite short at the moment. A generous reader from California recently donated me the wide angle lens that I'd been yearning for, and since I've received it, I've been able to post some great wide angle shots on the website. Now, I've realized how useful a telephoto lens would be, allowing me to zoom in three times closer to distant objects. What do you reckon?
2)I've wanted one of these for ages! They're tiny, they're bright, they run for years on a set of batteries, and they're soooo much more versatile than a flashlight.They're not that expensive, but it's just one of those things that I keep putting off.
3)Of course, there's always the cost of web hosting. Currently, I'm still fortunate enough to be on the original plan of $38 a month but I'm getting slugged for twice that much every month, for exceeding my bandwidth. On top of the everyday costs of travelling, this will soon become a cost that I cannot justify, and I would have to dramatically reduce the amount of material- photos etc.. that I post on the site.
GREAT NEWS! A GENEROUS READER FROM CANADA HAS OFFERED TO FOOT THE BILL FOR MY WEBHOSTING FOR THE REST OF 2004. THANKS VERY MUCH:)
4)HTML help. I'm no computer genius, and you can soon tell that for yourself if you surf around my site a little. If you have some ways you can make my site better, prettier, more functional etc please let me know. For example, I'd like to change the various slide shows from their current 'random' format to a more structured setup, where the viewer clicks on the displayed picture to progress to the next. Also, I'd like to incude 'live' maps as I'm travelling .. that is, maps with little dots or lines on, showing my itinerary. This sort of thing is beyond me, but maybe you have the knowhow?
Thanks for visiting my wishlist!